Press Releases

1 Thu, 12/01/2011 - 6:00am
DALLAS, TEX., December 1, 2011 –Community-acquired MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus ) is on the rise in healthy athletic populations. However, greater use of soaps medicated with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) might help stem the spread of this dangerous bacterium, according to a...
27 Tue, 09/27/2011 - 5:00am
On Tuesday, September 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) announced that the CDC will move forward with forming an expert panel to establish national guidelines for pediatric traumatic brain injury and concussion.
14 Sun, 08/14/2011 - 5:00am
DALLAS, August 14, 2011 – With summer temperatures soaring, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) has prepared a list of important tips that public safety employees, including members of law enforcement, fire and rescue and emergency medical services can follow on the job to reduce the...
2 Tue, 08/02/2011 - 5:00am
DALLAS, August 2, 2011 – Today Rep. Edolphus “Ed” Towns (N.Y.-10) introduced the Athletic Trainers’ Equal Access to Medicare Act of 2011 (ATEAM) (HR 2785) into the U.S. House of Representatives. The Act will ensure that Medicare beneficiaries have better access to quality health care provided by state licensed or certified athletic trainers.
2 Tue, 08/02/2011 - 5:00am
DALLAS, August 2, 2011 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), was invited to speak at the 112 th Congress Youth Sports Legislative Agenda entitled “F.A.N.S. for Youth Sports” in Washington, D.C. The Congressional Caucus on Youth Sports has packaged a number of youth sports-related bills, all in support of Fitness, Access, Nutrition and Safety (F.A.N.S). This event took place during National Youth Sports week on Wednesday, July 27, in the Rayburn House Office Building.
29 Fri, 07/29/2011 - 5:00am
DALLAS, July 29, 2011 –With August nearly here and preseason school sports practices underway, college and high school athletes are returning to the field, mat, gym or arena ready to tackle, kick or swing their way into fall sports activities. “As athletes return to the competitive sports roster,...
6 Mon, 06/06/2011 - 5:00am
DALLAS, June 6, 2011 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association, a nonprofit organization representing and supporting members of the athletic training profession, will induct nine individuals into its prestigious Hall of Fame at the NATA 62 nd annual meeting in New Orleans on Tuesday, June 21...
18 Wed, 05/18/2011 - 5:00am
DALLAS, May 18, 2011 – During its 62 nd Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) will formally welcome Michael Goldenberg, MS, ATC, and D. Eric McDonnell, MEd, ATC, to its board of directors. NATA’s annual meeting will take place June 19 to 22 at the Ernest J. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Goldenberg succeeds NATA’s outgoing District Two Director Jim Thornton; McDonnell will replace outgoing District Five Director Terry Noonan.
31 Thu, 03/31/2011 - 5:00am
DALLAS, March 31, 2011 –It seems that every day we read, see or hear about another youth sports injury on the playing field: in 2011 alone, at least four young athletes have died; and in 2010, 50 deaths were reported. Recent attention to new concussion protocols in several professional leagues and...